View the Space, the real estate startup that collects leasing data and creates virtual space tours, has secured a $7 million round of venture funding.
The funding, provided primarily by Trinity Ventures of Menlo Park, Calif., will allow View the Space to expand into new markets and build the next generation of the service, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
“We believe that real estate has been, like some industries, underpenetrated by information technology,” said Noel Fenton, a general partner at Trinity, in an interview with the Journal. “There is an opportunity there to help owners and brokers execute their job more efficiently through online facilities.”
Jones Lang LaSalle’s Ryan Masiello will be jumping ship to View The Space as Chief Revenue Officer. VTS, one of the fast growing commercial real estate start-ups, is revolutionizing the way brokers, tenants, and landlords interact in commercial real estate transactions.
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HonestBuildings, a new tech start-up co-founded by a former Tishman Speyer executive, has secured its first round of financing from a group of venture capital firms that include RockPort Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures, the company is expected to announce later today.
Since launching in March, the website has expanded its roster of buildings listed on its site from 30,000 to 600,000, and now operates in markets that include New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Dallas and Houston.
Fast-growing website View The Space has poached SL Green Realty Corp.’s director of marketing to become the head of marketing for the upstart start-up, it was announced today.
Melissa Libner, who had worked for SL Green and its subsidiary eEmerge for nearly 12 years, is excited to be joining VTS.
“From the minute I saw their product, I knew this is where the world was heading,” Ms. Libner, 35, told The Commercial Observer.
Despite spending most of her career at SL Green, Ms. Libner felt she had taken her job at the REIT as high as she could.
“SL Green is never going to value marketing and ideas and innovation the way a start-up like VTS would, because they have so much to grow in this marketplace,” she said.